Recent News

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

UCI Welcomes Tiffany Ana López

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Supreme Court’s Consequential Decision ♥

This morning’s Supreme Court decision overruling a precedent of almost 50 years protecting a woman’s right to choose abortion is tremendously consequential for tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people in this country.

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UCI NEWS | UCI is founding member of Hispanic Serving Research Universities Alliance

Group aims to double Latino doctoral students, increase professoriate by 20 percent

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UCI NEWS | Harvard recognizes Vicki Ruiz with an honorary degree ★

Harvard University held its first in-person commencement since 2019 – and 371st overall – on May 26 at Tercentenary Theatre. And attending on stage was UCI’s Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor emerita of history and Chicano/Latino studies, to receive an honorary degree, joining an eminent group of seven honorands from around the globe.

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Celebrating Pride Month ♥

Dear campus community, Yet another reminder of why we celebrate Pride month each June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 543,000 same-sex married couples. From its start as a Gay Pride Day to the current recognition of Pride month, we use this time to recognize the impact that individuals identifying their sexual orientation as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or other (LGBTQ+) have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. The Stonewall Riots that began on June 28, 1969, following a police raid at the Stonewall Inn brought national attention to the police harassment and discrimination faced by…

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UCI NEWS | Sherry Main is named vice chancellor of strategic communications & public affairs ★

Proven communications leader will guide effort to enhance UCI’s reputation

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Confronting Violent Extremism ♥

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To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

Dear campus community, May 14 began like any other Saturday afternoon for customers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The day ended quite differently, however. Gun shots shattered their routine activity. Ten of the 13 victims were killed-all Black. Local police have arrested the gunman, who was unharmed. There is no mystery why the perpetrator, a white male teenager, targeted this store in a predominantly Black neighborhood. The shooter described his motivation in a manifesto and live streamed his attack. Drawing on replacement theory, he regarded the very existence of Black people and immigrants as posing an existential…

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Honoring Jewish Heritage in May 2022 ♥

Dear campus community, I invite you to celebrate and learn about the Jewish culture during May 2022. First established as Jewish American Week in 1980, and later officially named in the United States by President George W. Bush as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006, this time allows us all to learn about the valuable contributions and current issues affecting Jewish people across the globe. Findings from a 2020 Orange County Hate Crime report that there was a disturbing 114% rise in anti-Semitic hate incidents and that 11% of hate crimes were motivated by anti-Semitism further underscores our need to come…

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Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month – May 2022 ♥

Dear campus community, May is traditionally the month in the United States when we recognize the contributions of our community members through Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. This celebration of the contributions of individuals identifying from these important cultural groups also affords us opportunities to learn and study about new intersections for advocacy and activism to end the worrisome rise of anti-Asian harassment and racism that threatens the safety and thriving for all community members, not just those from the specific racial and ethnic groups being honored this month. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council, whose representatives…

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